2004-2005 UAF Catalog  

Degrees and Program Index


Engineering and Science Management

A $25.00 per semester student computing facility user fee is assessed for CSEM engineering courses. This fee is in addition to any lab/material fees.

ESM 401 3 Credits
Construction Cost Estimating and Bid Preparation
Compilation and analysis of the many items that influence and contribute to the cost of projects to be constructed. Preparation of cost proposals and study of bidding procedures. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ESM 422 3 Credits
Engineering Decisions
(Stacked with ESM 622)
Risk and uncertainty in engineering decisions. Basic applied probability and statistics, data analysis, regression analysis and time series. Practical applications of decision tools: linear programming, inventory analysis, queuing, network models, utility theory. Engineering jugment and uncertainty. Public safety and ethics. (Recommended: Calculus through MATH 302.) (3 + 0) Offered Spring


ESM 450W 3 Credits*
Economic Analysis and Operations
Fundamentals of engineering economy, project scheduling, estimating, legal principles, professional ethics and human relations. (Not offered for credit toward the master of science degree in Engineering Management or Science Management. Prerequisites: ENGL 111X; ENGL 211X or ENGL 213X or permission of instructor; ES 201 and senior standing in engineering or permission of instructor. Undergraduate engineering students who are taking graduate ESM courses as technical electives should have completed or be concurrently enrolled in ESM 450.) *2 credits meet the writing intensive requirement for the core curriculum. (3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring


ESM 601 3 Credits
Engineers in Organizations
The course offers a variety of management activities of special importance to engineering and scientific organizations, including organizational structures, planning, monitoring, directing and controlling. In addition the tools of management are reviewed including schools of management theory, communications, conflict management and total quality management. Focus on developing managerial skills in Engineers and Scientists. (Recommended: B.S. degree in engineering or physical science or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


ESM 605 3 Credits
Engineering Economic Analysis
The economic basis of engineering decisions, Graduate level studies of capital investment analysis techniques, including present worth, annual cash flow and rate of return. Applications to replacement problems, benefits/cost analysis and capital budgeting. Consideration of impacts of depreciation accounting, income taxes and inflation. Risk and uncertainty in economic decisions. Simulation. (Recommended: Graduate standing.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


ESM 608 3 Credits
Legal Principles for Engineering Management
A course devoted to those aspects of law specifically related to technical management. Contracts, sales, real property, business organization, labor, patents and insurance. (Recommended: Graduate standing.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


ESM 609 3 Credits
Project Management
Organizing, planning, scheduling and controlling projects. Use of CPM and PERT; computer applications. Case studies of project management problems and solutions. (Recommended: Graduate standing in Engineering or Science Management or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ESM 620 3 Credits
Statistics for ESM
Forecasting applications and technique—technological, time series, judgmental and regression; decision trees; Bayesian statistics; utility theory with trade-offs between expected value and risk in decision making; bidding strategies; data analysis. (Recommended: STAT 301 and MATH 202X.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ESM 621 3 Credits
Operations Research
Mathematical techniques for aiding technical managers in decision making. Linear programming, transportation problem, assignment problem, network models, PERT/CPM, inventory models, waiting line models, computer simulation, dynamic programming, Emphasis on use of techniques in actual technical management situations. Computer applications. (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ESM 622 3 Credits
Engineering Decisions
(Stacked with ESM 422)
Risk and uncertainty in engineering decisions. Basic applied probability and statistics, data analysis, regression analysis and time series. Practical applications of decision tools: linear programming, inventory analysis, queuing, network models, utility theory. Engineering jugment and uncertainty. Public safety and ethics. A class project and paper are required. (Recommended: Calculus through MATH 302.) (3 + 0) Offered Spring


ESM 623 3 Credits
Computer Programming for Engineering Managers
Basic FORTRAN programming, with applications to engineering problems. (Not offered for credit toward the M.S. in Engineering Management or Science Management.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring


ESM 656 3 Credits
Space Systems Engineering
(Cross-listed with EE 656 and ME 656)
A multidisciplinary team of students will perform a preliminary design study of a major space system. Design considerations will include requirements for project management, spacecraft design, power, attitude control, thermal control, communications, computer control and data handling. The students will present their final design in a written report and a public seminar. (Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ESM 684 3 Credits
Engineering Management Project
Comprehensive study of an actual engineering management problem resulting in reports and presentations which include recommendations for action. (3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring


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